Eric is a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, MA student in Education, and former course assistant in the Stanford Product Realization Lab (2017-2019).
He studies how people work, communicate, and learn across disciplinary, organizational, and cultural boundaries when designing solutions that address complex global challenges (i.e. energy insecurity). This research builds upon theories of design, organizational studies, and the learning sciences. He also conducts education research, including studies of hands-on learning, belonging, equitable access to learning resources, and campus-community partnerships in engineering education.
From 2010 to 2016, Eric worked at MIT D-Lab where he co-developed and taught courses (D-Lab Earth and Design for Scale) and managed the MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups hardware venture accelerator. During this time, much of his time was spent working with partners in Zambia. Previously, he helped launch Zimba Water, worked as an engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute, and was a researcher at the New England Complex Systems Institute. A proud Buckeye, he was born, raised, and went to college in Ohio.
Honors & Awards
Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2016-2021)